A Start to 2013

Happy New Year! I’m going to skip all of the crap and get straight to the point:

I am starting this blog to hold me accountable to my weight loss goals. Like 99% of the U.S., I am starting 2013 with one resolution and that is to lose weight. I say this every year and start off great, but just as 98% of that 99% do, I fall off the bandwagon after a few weeks and revert back to my “old ways”.

This blog is a testament to myself that I will not let that happen. By June 30, 2013, I WILL be:

*A toned and lean fitness machine
*Goal weight of 135 pounds (unless I physically cannot lose 23 pounds, but I’m pretty sure I can)
*A swimmer – going to take adult swimming lessons so I can incorporate swimming into my fitness routine
*Healthy – not only will I look great, but I will feel the best I ever have in my life

Someone recently pointed out to me that while I have an “amazing figure”, I need to lose the fat. No one has ever been this harsh with me. At first, I was upset, perhaps even a little angry. But as I have thought about these words over the past few weeks, I realized that this is exactly what I need to hear to motivate me once and for all to get in the best shape of my life.

With that said, I will be blogging a few times a week, discussing my fitness routines, goals, diet, etc. Maybe only one person will read this, but knowing that one person is reading will hold me accountable. I will post pictures once a month showing my progress and hopefully be able to help others with their weight loss goals.

So lets get started. As of January 1, 2013, my stats are as follows:

Age: 26
Height: 5 ft. 7 inches/170.2 centimeters
Weight: 158.0 pounds/71.6 kilograms

Neck: 13 inches/33 centimeters
Biceps: 11.5 inches/29.2 centimeters
Bust: 37.5 inches/95.3 centimeters
Waist (around belly button): 35 inches/88.9 centimeters
Hips: 41.5 inches/105.4 centimeters
Thighs (around thickest part): 23 inches/58.4 centimeters

Again, my weight loss goal is 23 pounds/10.4 kilograms, to get to 135 pounds/61.2 kilograms. I will post pictures and measurements once a month to share my progress. Pictures taken today are as follows:

Front shot
Front shot
Back shot
Back shot
Side shot
Side shot

One thought on “A Start to 2013”

  1. You are such an inspiration! I’m very proud of you. You are making this journey for yourself – you took negative comments, and decided to take action, but instead of losing weight for that person, you decided to lose weight to make YOURSELF the strongest and happiest you have ever been. I will be checking back on your progress – and you’ve inspired me to up my game and be healthier as well. Thank you and cheers to a happy healthy 2013 — we are going to look f’ing fantastic 😉

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